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COMMUNITY SERVICES

The community services sector continues to be one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing employers. Occupations such as early childhood educators, aged care workers and disability support workers have experienced strong growth and this growth is expected to increase to meet community service demands and changes to service delivery models within these sectors. Our Certificate III to Diploma courses in these occupational fields incorporate a work placement component ensuring the student has the skills, knowledge and competencies required for immediate employment and/or entry into pathway courses.

CHC62015 – Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

This qualification reflects the role of workers who are middle managers or managers across a range of community sector organisations. These people work independently and report to executive management, directors or boards of management. They undertake a range of functions requiring the application of knowledge and skills to achieve results in line with the organisation’s goals and strategic directions.

At this level, workers have responsibility for planning and monitoring service delivery, recruitment and performance management of other paid or unpaid workers, managing risk and contributing to continuous improvement within the scope of their specific role. This may include management of a specific programs or project, or broader management of a community-based organisation, early childhood education service, not-for-profit organisation or community centre.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A student may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further information see the RPL brochure or visit www.scei.edu.au

Entry Requirements

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, candidates need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Advanced Diploma level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Relevant vocational qualification at Diploma level Or
  • Sufficient work experience in relevant (community services) field
  • Successful completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test
  • Candidates must be aged 18 or older
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required

Additional Requirements

  • National Police Check
  • Working with Children Check

Further Study Pathways

After achieving the CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management the student may undertake further study in a relevant Bachelor Degree including:

  • Bachelor of Community Services
  • Bachelor of Social Science
  • Bachelor of Community Welfare

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this course will have employment opportunities in a range of community sector organisations e.g. aged care, early childhood services, disability services. Roles may include:

  • Centre manager
  • Community Care Manager
  • Community Services Manager
  • Program Area Manager
  • Manager
  • Coordinator

Core Units

  • CHCDIV003 – Manage and promote diversity
  • CHCLEG003 – Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCMGT001 – Develop, implement and review quality framework
  • CHCMGT003 – Lead the work team
  • BSBFIM601 – Manage finances
  • BSBINN601 – Lead and manage organisational change
  • BSBMGT608 – Manage innovation and continuous improvement
  • BSBRSK501 – Manage risk

Elective Units

  • CHCPOL003 – Research and apply evidence to practice
  • CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCMGT005 – Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • CHCPOL002 – Develop and implement policy
  • CHCPRP004 – Promote and present the service
...

DURATION

Full time
66 Weeks

...

MODE OF STUDY

On Campus

...

ASSESSMENTS

Assessment is both formative and summative and may include a combination of

  • Questioning
  • Project
  • Third Party Report
  • Scenario
  • Work Placement Activities
  • Portfolio and Report

CHC62015 – Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

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This qualification reflects the role of workers who are middle managers or managers across a range of community sector organisations. These people work independently and report to executive management, directors or boards of management. They undertake a range of functions requiring the application of knowledge and skills to achieve results in line with the organisation’s goals and strategic directions.

At this level, workers have responsibility for planning and monitoring service delivery, recruitment and performance management of other paid or unpaid workers, managing risk and contributing to continuous improvement within the scope of their specific role. This may include management of a specific programs or project, or broader management of a community-based organisation, early childhood education service, not-for-profit organisation or community centre.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A student may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further information see the RPL brochure or visit www.scei.edu.au

Entry Requirements

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, candidates need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Advanced Diploma level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Diploma of Community Services or equivalent OR
  • Sufficient work experience in relevant (community services) field
  • IELTS Academics with 5.5 band
  • Candidates must be aged 18 or older
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required

Additional Requirements

  • National Police Check
  • Working with Children Check

Further Study Pathways

After achieving the CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management the student may undertake further study in a relevant Bachelor Degree including:

  • Bachelor of Community Services
  • Bachelor of Social Science
  • Bachelor of Community Welfare

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this course will have employment opportunities in a range of community sector organisations e.g. aged care, early childhood services, disability services. Roles may include:

  • Centre manager
  • Community Care Manager
  • Community Services Manager
  • Program Area Manager
  • Manager
  • Coordinator

Core Units

  • CHCDIV003 – Manage and promote diversity
  • CHCLEG003 – Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCMGT001 – Develop, implement and review quality framework
  • CHCMGT003 – Lead the work team
  • BSBFIM601 – Manage finances
  • BSBINN601 – Lead and manage organisational change
  • BSBMGT608 – Manage innovation and continuous improvement
  • BSBRSK501 – Manage risk

Elective Units

  • CHCPOL003 – Research and apply evidence to practice
  • CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCMGT005 – Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • CHCPOL002 – Develop and implement policy
  • CHCPRP004 – Promote and present the service
...

DURATION

Full time,
66 Weeks

...

MODE OF STUDY

On Campus

...

ASSESSMENTS

Assessment is both formative and summative and may include a combination of

  • Questioning
  • Project
  • Third Party Report
  • Scenario
  • Work Placement Activities
  • Portfolio and Report